A Map to Now


A Map To Now, 2014. Edition of 20.

A Map to Now broadside features words by Carl Adamshick and artwork by Helen Hiebert. Hiebert made the charcoal gray and off-white handmade cotton papers and hand wove and cut the moon image. Adamshick’s poem, A Map to Now, is simultaneously being published in his book, “Saint Friend“, August 2014, McSweeney’s.

Edition Size: 20. The edition is signed and numbered by the poet and the artist.

Dimensions: 12″ x 18″

Medium/Materials: hand woven handmade cotton papers, letterpress printed by Lone Goose Press

In stock



A Map To Now


I didn’t know a woman could vanish

within herself, didn’t know

fear would then be her master.


I didn’t see the sun under the lindens

of November, or the moon riding

a wet black horse.


I thought my body was mine

until it became a window,

a map anyone could use.


I didn’t see the red lights

of the radio tower, or the city park

laded with fog.


The year had slipped out

of its clothes, and midnight

arrived in formal attire,


everyone swayed, held in the music,

sure the turning

of the year


was an entrance into an afterlife

of unlimited sunshine.

We lived.


I tried to explain the sound

within our dreaming

not as the ocean, but street names.


Carl Adamshick

Click here to view the prospectus: A Map To Now

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